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La Bottega - Vail

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
La Bottega has been a mainstay for both locals and tourists alike since 1997. Having started as a sandwich and deli operation, La Bottega has grown into one of the top destinations for dining in the Vail Valley. La Bottega offers authentic Italian cuisine with the Chef Stephen Virion having worked in Tuscany and the Veneto regions of Italy. His wife, Elisabetta, is from Asiago, Italy and has crafted the wine list to compliment the cuisine. La Bottega's Wine Bar is a great place for apres ski or to just have a glass of wine with friends from our award winning wine list. Of course our famous sandwiches and our stone oven pizzas are still a big draw. At La Bottega there is something for everyone so as to make your dining experience enjoyable.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(970) 476-0280
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Stephen Virion
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Private party facilities
Private room on second floor is available for up to 28 people Our Wine Bar is available for receptions and small events. Restaurant buy outs are available for entire night or for a portion of the evening.
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Private party contact
Stephen Virion: (970) 476-0280
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Catering
La Bottega offers catering from small personalized functions to buffets. From our famous East Coast style sandwich selections to Colorado Lamb or White Truffle Menus (in season) and authentic Italian Cuisine, La Bottega offers you a wide selection of options for your private affair. You may select off of our menus available on our website or have Chef Stephen Virion make a personalized menu to fit your event. Regardless, you will have a dining experience to remember. We will take care of all of your catering needs so that you can enjoy Vail and the mountains of Colorado.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Vail Rd.
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Parking details
Vail is a pedestrian village. Vail Transportation Center and Lionshead parking facilities are available. There is free parking in these public areas after 3:00 p.m. You may take a bus from either public parking structure or it is a 5 minute walk; West from the Vail Parking Structure and East from the Lionshead Parking Structure.
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Public transit
Free in town public transportation is available on Meadow Drive which runs from 7:00 a.m until 2:00 a.m. La Bottega is just steps away from the Vail Plaza stop. La Bottega is on the corner of Meadow Drive and Vail Road.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 672 People Are Saying
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4.2
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3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Overpriced for the quality. Understanding it was April, so not prime tourist season, they were out of most everything on the menu. Wine selection was extremely limited. For the cost of the dinner, we would have liked to have more choices

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

For the price, I expected a little better quality of food. My pasta was slightly warm and undercooked. Service was friendly and helpful, however, I felt a little rushed to finish our meal.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Hosted large party of ten and seated right by kitchen which made room quite hot. Food was just ok for the very high prices which is customary to Vail.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Toda la comida estuvo deliciosa, desde las entradas hasta los postres.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Loved the octopus! It would be a great place to take kids, there were some next to us and they were quite noisy and disruptive. The atmosphere is not conducive to an evening of relaxed, quiet conversation. Would love to try more of the food options, as they looked good. The pasta with clams was dry and I had to ask for more sauce. Waiter and staff were attentive and available. I wanted to love the whole setting more, but was a little disappointed. :(
I would go back and give it another try though!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Usually a safe go-to and love truffle gnocchi but this time ordered salmon plank and dry as the cedar plank it was cooked on.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Fuimos en familia y amigos, 9 en total. Por error mío infundí la hora y llegamos tarde. Con gran amabilidad buscaron resolverlo y nos dieron una mesa 39 min después.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Noise level was not a loud energetic. Instead it was screaming kids. Unruly kids. Families with no consideration for fellow diners. Avoid during Spanish week.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great place very close to my hotel. Excellent food and service. Nice bar also

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Everything was perfect

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent, Beef Carpaccio, Bruschetta, Pasta with truffle, burrata, pizza was ok.

The only not good was Bolognesa very simple, but the rest wonderful.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

What can I say about the very non memorable experience. A friend and I tried a pasta with truffle which was extremely disappointing despite the high price and then we had to supplement with a pasta carbonara that was equally unimpressive. There are better options in Vail and certainly in Beaver Creek

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Best restaurant in Vail!!!! Food fabulous and phenomenal service. Year after year we eat here and always look forward!!!

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1.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We had a dreadful experience, primarily because the food is absolutely terrible and service slow.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Had a great dinner here on Sunday. Wonderful food and great service. Booked again for Saturday!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Delicious food and a great atmosphere. We had a couple that split a dinner and they took care of it in the kitchen. Love that kind of service.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We had a party of 13. Our food was great! The service was pretty good for a large party. I would definitely recommend La Bottega. We eat there every time we are in Vail.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Amazing service and food

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food is great! However, the service was poor and failed to meet minimum standards. Even with a reservation, we were rushed. Wait to go there until the off-season when you might be allowed to order a second glass of wine.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food was quite good, except for the veal medallions - which were as chewy as shoe leather. The unfortunate part was that they were HIGHLY recommended - and we later found that the kitchen had been aware of the problem for several days. Compensation in the form of a dessert was given - for the two of us to share. There are lots of choices in Vail, so we don't plan to return to this restaurant. Sad, because it has been excellent in the past.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

La Botega is perhaps not always perfect but tonight they were. Solid quick attentive service, great Italian wine, and RABBIT. We had a great time.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was delicious. We sat upstairs which was very quiet.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

En general muy buena experiencia y comida muy rica un poco caro para lo q es. Gracias

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent food & service. None of us was able to finish our meal because it was too much.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Spent 1 night in Vail and a friend recommended La Bottega. It was great!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Family reunion

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We have been to LaBottega many times in the past. As usual, everything was excellent with one exception. The host at the check in desk, unlike everyone else at the restaurant, was somewhat terse and less than friendly. Other than that, outstanding!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

In my opinion this is the best Italian Restaurant in Colorado. Everything you eat is Great! The Bar is great ! There is a VERY EXPENSIVE sandwich, but if you can, try it. If you are up for pasta, there is no better one, just read the menu and get what you crave. Pizza is great. I love the mushrooms one.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Delicious food, great service, lovely setting.
We certainly enjoyed our dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

While I selected an 8 pm table seating per the Open Table with email confirmation, I was told by the hostess that my reservations were not until 8:15 pm. Not sure how that happens but it was embarrassing to my family who thought I made the mistake. The wait was not long and the waitress was great - plus the food was really excellent from beginning to end. Very energetic and busy place and truly packed tight with people, which is a testimony to its very good food. We would definitely return - chose for a family dinner while on vacation in Vail from Michigan.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The owner is rude and unfriendly. Sequently, it is not a welcoming place.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

They just jam people into the place . It was a zoo ! The place was so warm inside it was uncomfortable to eat . Will not go back

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Ravioli was way too thick and mushroom filling was tasteless. For 25 dollars , a disgrace!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice experience.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had the worst greeting ever at La Bottega. We had booked a table for 10 people at 8:30 pm, which was confirmed over the phone the day before our reservation. Upon arrival at the restaurant, we were told our reservation was at 9:15 pm. The host was extremely rude about the issue, and told us we would have to be seated in the bar area, on high top tables, once two parties were finished so they could combine the tables for us.
The entryway is tiny, and the bar area was packed, so it would have been very uncomfortable to wait there for 45 minutes. I showed him my Open Table reservation confirmation, which said 8:30 pm, and he shrugged it off saying “Open Table is often wrong”. I reminded him that someone from his restaurant had called the day before to confirm, but again he was adamant we were wrong rather than politely apologize that our table wasn’t ready.
When a few in our party left to see if the restaurant across the way could fit us in, magically a table for 10 in the dining room was ready.
Once the seating ordeal was over, our waiter was fine and the food was very good.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Absolutely delicious! The truffle and Parmesan gnocchi were divine little fluffy pillows. We ordered the mussels as a starter for the table and they were outstanding. The red sauces are solid and spaghetti and meatballs was some of the best I’ve had.

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Very crammed space, service with attitude. There are some many other great options in Vail, you ought to be really desperate to go to La Bottega.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

our group really enjoyed our meal at la bottega. the menu was very long (could be shortened) but it was nice to have a variety for our large group. we all enjoyed a couple of apps, salads and pastas. everything was fresh, hot and delicious. very extensive wine list, not many options for those with a tight budget but we made it work. server was friendly and timely, checked in just the right amount. when we walked in the front room looked chaotic, could barely get in the door, dirty glasses everywhere, so we worried our experience would be negative. however, our meal was nothing but lovely and the chaos from the front room/entrance obviously did not translate to the dining area/kitchen.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Jose’ is the best Waiter in all of Vail! Jose’, Thank you for always being such a great server! Dinner and drinks were as wonderful as always! Thank you La Bottega!

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